Illegal Alien Tries to Evade Death Penalty for 4 Murders by Claiming He's 'Disabled'
Lawyers are looking to classify illegal as 'intellectually disabled'
An illegal alien who is charged with murdering four people is trying to escape the death penalty by claiming he is “intellectually disabled.”
20-year-old Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman from El Salvador was charged with murdering four Americans while trying to steal money from his victims to buy more meth in January 2019.
The names of the Americans Martinez-Guzman is charged with murdering include:
- 56-year-old Connie Koontz
- 74-year-old Sophia Renken
- 81-year-old Gerald David, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David.
Martinez-Guzman’s lawyers are looking to classify him as “intellectually disabled” so he can escape the death penalty.
The attorneys have appealed their case to Nevada’s Supreme Court so they can gather 'evidence' Martinez-Guzman is intellectually disabled.
The Washington Post reports:
Nevada’s Supreme Court wants to hear directly from lawyers on both sides in a death penalty dispute over how much more time public defenders should have to try to prove a Salvadoran immigrant is intellectually disabled and can’t be executed if convicted of four 2019 Nevada killings. [Emphasis added]
The illegal alien’s attorney said his client’s IQ could be lower than 66.
A clinical psychologist concluded that Martinez-Guzman’s general intellectual and cognitive test scores needed to satisfy key elements of Nevada’s execution exemption, the defense said.
Connie Koontz was murdered by Martinez-Guzman just days before her mothers' 80th birthday.
A GoFundMe page was created to help the Koontz family in the wake of her murder.
Also murdered was 74-year-old Sophia Renken and Gerald and Sharon David, who were both beloved members of the South Reno community.
Gerald was president of the Reno Rodeo Association in 2006, and Sharon was a member of the group.